Museo Correr : Michelin's recommendations
The collections of a Venetian gentleman, Teodoro Corner (1750-1830) were the basis of this museum, which is dedicated to the city, to its history and its art. Since 1922 it has been located in the Napoleonic wing of the New Palace of the Magistrates. Having gone through a few halls dedicated to Neoclassicism with works by the master of this period, Antonio Canova ( Daedalus and Icarus), you will then move on to a series of items evoking life in the Venetian Republic, accessorized by a myriad of objects from all aspects of daily life, urban and sea-faring life at the time of the City of the Doges: hats worn by the doges, "manine" used for counting the votes during the election of the Supreme Magistrates of the Venetian Republic, paintings, ceremonial outfits, coin and medal collections (including the famous Venetian sequins), engravings, business signs, all of which show what Old Venice was like. The art gallery, one of the most interesting, has a collection of paintings by Venice's well-known painters, from their beginnings until the end of the 16th C.: the works tat stand out, an admirable Pietà, painted by Ferrare Cosime Tura and, a little further on, Two Venetian Ladies by Carpaccio, an example of borderline caricature! Finally, the famous Gentleman with a red beret, which you may attribute to your favorite artist, as no one really knows who painted it. The last section, called the Risorgimento Museum, tells the story of Venice after the fall of the Venetian Republic (1797): Hall of the Bucentauro, shows examples of daily life, Venetian artisan professions and games.
- Address : Piazzetta San Marco 52 I - 30132 Venezia30132Venezia
- Phone : 0412405211
- Website : http://www.visitmuve.it
- Prices : 16 €
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